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****AMAZING LOUIS ICART****Ballerina in Flight - Louis Icart. Size 24x11 high quality bronze sculpture created in the lost wax method. The piece sits on a marble base.

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This sculpture is one of the finest reproductions of Icart's art. Size 24x11 high quality bronze sculpture created in the lost wax method. The piece sits on a marble base. Louis Icart was born in France in 1888. He was well educated and a master in art deco. He fought in WWI and came back to become a famous artist worldwide.This sculpture is one of the finest reproductions of Icarts original sculptures. Louis Icart was born in France in 1888. He was well educated and a master in art deco. He fought in WWI and returned to become a world famous artist. This piece sits on a fine italian marble base, made of bronze the lost wax method of making bronze.This is a bronze sculpture in the lost wax method and has a beautiful patina. We gladly ship for you. Please allow two weeks for delivery. 20% of proceeds go to charity. Louis Icart was born in Toulouse, France. He began drawing at an early age. He was particularly interested in fashion, and became famous for his sketches almost immediately. He worked for major design studios at a time when fashion was undergoing a radical change-from the fussiness of the late nineteenth century to the simple, clingy lines of the early twentieth century. He was first son of Jean and Elisabeth Icart and was officially named Louis Justin Laurent Icart. The use of his initials L.I. would be sufficient in this household.Icart fought in World War I. Icart relied on art to stem his anguish, sketching on every available surface. Icart was a successful banker to please the family. It was not until his move to Paris in 1907 that Icart would concentrate on painting, drawing and the production of countless beautiful etchings, which have served (more than the other mediums) to indelibly preserve his name in twentieth century art history. When he returned from the front he made prints from those drawings. The prints, most of which were aquatints and drypoints, showed great skill. Because they were much in demand, Icart frequently made two editions (one European, the other American) to satisfy his public. These prints are considered rare today, and when they are in mint condition they fetch high prices at auction.By the late 1920s Icart, working for both publications and major fashion and design studios, had become very successful, both artistically and financially. His etchings reached their height of brilliance in this era of Art Deco, and Icart had become the symbol of the epoch. Yet, although Icart has created for us a picture of Paris and New York life in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Louis Icart-Bronze Sculpture-Ballerina in Flight

Auction ended on Mon, Dec 23, 2013
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Estimate $2,500 - $3,000
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